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Hervey Machen papers

 Collection 0054-MDHC

Hervey Machen served between 1947 and 1957 as city attorney for Cheverly and Hyattsville, and as Assistant State's Attorney for Prince George's County. In 1954 he was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates where he served until 1964, when he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served two terms. Machen's papers include speeches, minutes, reports, and case files on such subjects as the Taft-Hartley Act; the Armed Services Committee; District of Columbia home rule; voting rights; civil rights; crime; pollution; education; and poverty.


  • 1937-1968

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41.50 Linear Feet

Guide to the Hervey Machen papers
Processed originally by unknown. Addenda processed by Thomas Shelton, July 1987. Guide revised by Cindy Bendroth and Hope Nisly.
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Library Details

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